• Re: At least 21 black teenagers in South Africa tavern die under myster

    From Is Obama Behind The Biden Curtain?@21:1/5 to governor.swill@gmail.com on Mon Jun 27 04:52:32 2022
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    ...Biden is done, stick a fork in him. The stench of Obama is everywhere.

    21 Democrat spoon-fed assholes didn't learn anything in school.

    At least 21 teenagers, the youngest possibly just 13, died this
    weekend after a night out at a township tavern in South Africa
    in a tragedy where the cause remains unclear. Many are thought
    to have been students celebrating the end of their high-school
    exams on Saturday night, provincial officials said.

    There were no visible wounds on the bodies. Officials have ruled
    out a stampede as a possible cause and said autopsies would
    determine if the deaths could be linked to poisoning.

    Crowds of people, including parents whose children were missing,
    gathered on Sunday outside the tavern where the tragedy happened
    in the city of East London while mortuary vehicles collected the
    bodies, an AFP correspondent saw.

    Senior government officials rushed to the southern city. They
    included national Police Minister Bheki Cele, who broke down in
    tears after emerging from a morgue where the bodies were being

    "It's a terrible scene," he told reporters. "They are pretty
    young. When you are told they are 13 years, 14 years and you go
    there and you see them. It breaks (you)."

    The provincial government of Eastern Cape said eight girls and
    13 boys had died. Seventeen were found dead inside the tavern.
    The rest died in hospital.

    Drinking is permitted for people over 18 years old in township
    taverns, commonly known as shebeens, which are often situated
    cheek by jowl with family homes or, in some case, inside the
    homes themselves.

    But safety regulations and drinking-age laws are not always

    "We have a child that was there, who passed away on the scene,"
    said the parents of a 17-year-old boy.

    "This child, we were not thinking was going to die this way.
    This was a humble child, respectful," said grieving mother
    Ntombizonke Mgangala, standing next to her husband outside the

    A 17-year-old girl who identified herself to the Reuters news
    agency as Lolly said the tavern was popular among teenagers.

    President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is attending the G-7 summit in
    Germany, sent his condolences.

    He voiced concern "about the reported circumstances under which
    such young people were gathered at a venue which, on the face of
    it, should be off-limits to persons under the age of 18."

    The authorities are now considering whether to revise liquor-
    licensing regulations.

    "It's absolutely unbelievable ;.. losing 20 young lives just
    like that," provincial prime minister Oscar Mabuyane said,
    visibly shocked.

    He was speaking to reporters before the toll was updated to at
    least 21.

    He condemned the "unlimited consumption of liquor."

    "You can't just trade in the middle of society like this and
    think that young people are not going to experiment," he said
    outside the tavern, in a residential area called Scenery Park.

    Empty bottles of alcohol, wigs and even a pastel purple "Happy
    Birthday" sash were found strewn on the dusty street outside the
    double-story Enyobeni Tavern, according to Unathi Binqose, a
    safety government official who arrived at the scene at dawn.

    Ruling out a stampede as the cause of death, Binqose told AFP:
    "There are no visible open wounds."

    "Forensic (investigators) will take samples and test to see if
    there was any poisoning of any sort," he said, adding the bar
    was overcrowded.

    Local newspaper DispatchLive reported on its website: "Bodies
    are lying strewn across tables, chairs and on the floor, with no
    obvious signs of injury."

    Parents and officials said they understood many of the dead were
    students celebrating "pens down" parties held after the end of
    high school exams.

    Local television showed police officers trying to calm down a
    crowd of parents and onlookers gathered outside the club in the
    city, which is located on the Indian Ocean coast, around 620
    miles south of Johannesburg.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/south-africa-tavern-deaths- teenagers-mysterious-circumstances/

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